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A Look at Frederick Lesort's AvroKO Designed Plein Sud

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[Horine, 4/30/10]

The restaurant "officially" opens to the public tomorrow, but Plein Sud, restaurateur Frederick Lesort's new French restaurant in the Tribeca hotel Smyth has been serving customers for well over a week. The restaurant occupies a bright, airy, beautiful space (thanks AvroKO) and serves Southern French classics from lauded chef Ed Cotton (last at BLT Market, Veritas). First impressions are so far pretty positive, but please do send your early reports this way. Resys can be found over here, meanwhile, the menu is below.

APPETIZERS

SPRING PEA SOUP 8
ricotta & crisp pancetta crouton

BUTTER LETTUCE SALAD 8
fines herbes vinaigrette / bleu d’auvergne

MARINATED BEETS 12
coach farm goat cheese / mache salad /
garlic-lemon dressing

TARTARE DE BOEUF 12
hand cut steak tartare / dijon–worcestershire
vinaigrette / grilled country bread

SALADE FRISÉE AUX LARDONS ET 15
OEUF POCHÉ
poached egg / chicken liver ragout/ bacon-hazelnut
vinaigrette

POISSON CRU 14
raw hamachi / bib lettuce / radish /
avocado / coriander dressing

SHARED STARTERS

TART FLAMBÉE 11
smoked bacon / onion / fromage blanc

PISSALADIÈRE 13
caramelized onions/ black olive /
white anchovy

THE PROVENÇAL 13
slow roasted tomato/ herbed goat cheese /
fennel / olive tapenade

“L’OLIVIER” ALSATIAN 14
grilled knackwurst / munster cheese /
sauerkraut/ red bliss potato / mustard aioli

SAUMON FUMÉ 16
crème fraiche / dill / red onion / capers

PATÉS ET TERRINES

PATÉ DE CAMPAGNE 8
mushrooms & chestnuts

DUCK & FOIE GRAS 8
with housemade pickles & country bread

CREAMY DUCK LIVER MOUSSE 11
red wine shallot confit & toasted
sourdough bread

FOIE GRAS AU TORCHON 21
with toasted brioche & seasonal preserves

THE CHARCUTERIE BOARD small (3) 15
with housemade pickles & country bread large (5) 21 SEASONED VEGETABLES 5 EACH
to accompany charcuterie

WILD BOAR SAUCISSON
SEC
black pepper, garlic and thyme

WAGYU BRESAOLA
air dried beef

JAMBON DE BAYONNE
cured french ham

PETIT JESU
coarse dry with rustic flavors

SAUCISSON SEC BASQUAISE
cured with garlic, red wine & hot pepper

ROSETTE DE LYON
cured with red wine and spices

SEASONED VEGETABLES
OLIVES MARINÉES
SALADE DE LENTILLES RAVIGOTE
TRUFFLED POTATO SALAD
CELERI RÉMOULADE WITH APPLES
CHILLED LEEKS ET OEUFS MIMOSA
SPICED CARROT SALAD

SPECIALITÉS DE MAISON
CUISSES DE GRENOUILLE CROQUANTES 14
crispy frogs legs / gribiche / mache salad

DUO OF ESCARGOT PERSILLADE 12
sautéed escargot / hazelnut & escargot pomme
dauphine / watercress coulis / wild mushroom

COQ AU VIN 18
braised organic chicken / button mushrooms /
pearl onions / bacon / herb spaetzle

BOEUF BOURGUIGNON 22
braised flatiron steak / fingerling potato /

ENTRÉES

BAVETTE A L’ECHALOTTE 20
grilled skirt steak / caramelized shallots /
bordelaise sauce

STEAK AU POIVRE 32
grilled 14oz pepper crusted new york strip steak /
watercress / french fries / béarnaise sauce

GIGOT D’AGNEAU RÔTI 24
roasted leg of lamb / 7 bean fricassee /
piquillo pepper / thyme jus

SAUTÉED SKATE 22
rainbow swiss chard / shoestring potatoes /
brown butter sauce

MOULES FRITES À LA THAILANDAISE 18
steamed p.e.i mussels / coconut milk /
lemongrass / madras curry / french fries

DARNE DE SAUMON 23
baked salmon filet / spring vegetable risotto /
morels a la crème

LE BURGER ROYALE AU FROMAGE 15
8oz black angus stuffed cheese burger /
black truffle aioli / toasted brioche bun / french fries

ROASTED LOUP DE MER 24
branzino / spring onion – fennel confit /
smoked tomato vinaigrette

PASTA PRINTEMPS 19
fresh egg pasta / spring vegetable mélange /
citrus gremolata

POULET RÔTI FORESTIÈRE 18
rosemary-mushroom stuffed chicken / baby spinach /
chablis mushroom jus

Plein Sud

85 West Broadway, New York, NY 10007 Visit Website

Plein Sud

85 West Broadway, New York, NY

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